Watson Williams Students Raise More Than $500 for Sandy Relief

Watson Williams Students
We’re honored that the students selected the Red Cross for their service project, and they should be proud to know that the money they collected will directly help people who are still suffering from the impact of Sandy.

Sixth-grade students at Watson Williams Magnet Elementary School in Utica raised more than $500 for the American Red Cross Superstorm Sandy relief fund to help people who were displaced from their homes by the storm.

The students chose the American Red Cross as the beneficiary of their community service project after learning that nearly 1,000 families from Long Island were still living in shelters or hotels because they could not return to their homes.

The students raised the money by collecting coins from their family, friends and neighbors, and Deborah Miller’s sixth-grade class raised the most of any class.

“We’re honored that the students selected the Red Cross for their service project, and they should be proud to know that the money they collected will directly help people who are still suffering from the impact of Sandy,” said Red Cross Mohawk Valley Chapter Executive Jennifer Balog.